Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January Favourites Video

Hi everyone. Just thought I'd share with you some of the products that I've been loving this month. I'm getting a new camera this week so I'll be doing a lot more videos soon so don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Hope everyone's week is going OK, don't forget to wrap up properly, its getting cold out there!!

F x

Friday, 27 January 2012

Japonesque Tweezers

As I am seriously lacking in the brow department (sparse hair growth and about 4 shades lighter than my natural hair colour) I am obsessed with eyebrows and the treatments/products available on the market for them. It's actually amazing what a difference a good groomed brow can make to framing your face. Like most beauty lovers I'm pretty fussy about my tweezers so the other day when I was having a mooch in John Lewis I was thrilled to stumble upon some Japonesque Artisan Tweezers at half price!! I noticed Tanya Burr in one of her videos had named them as her favourite tweezers and after being impressed myself with the quality of their makeup brushes I couldn't resist.

Made from stainless steel with an enamel coating, the Japonesque tweezers (which are all handmade) combine functionality and design to make grooming brows effortless. I got the baby pink ones with a slanted tip but there are about 20 different designs and colours to choose from. The RRP is approximately £15 but I think that's money pretty well spent.

So what makes these Tweezers so different? Firstly there's the Japonesque guarantee. If your Tweezers ever require re-conditioning you can send them to Japonesque and they will do it completely free of charge. Or, if your Tweezers are ever in such a state that even that isn't an option they will send you a brand new pair at no extra cost. So you're basically paying £15 for a pair of tweezers for life. Think about the amount of times you use your tweezers, what a bargain! Secondly there's the quality way each and every Tweezer is made. Created by an Italian based, third generation family business it takes 2 days to make every Tweezer. Enameled, baked, hand stamped and finally hand filed for absolute precision every girl should have some of these in their makeup bag!
F x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Topshop Wishlist



Topshop is like my shopping sanctuary. When I'm having no luck finding that last minute dress for a night out or a new pair of everyday jeans it seems to cure all my problems. I can always rely on it to provide me with some kind of retail therapy when I am having the worst days, even if it's just in the shape of a new ring or a nail polish. 

Don't get me wrong, I agree that it can be ridiculously overpriced at times and the Oxford Street store is so busy sometimes I actually can't bear the thought of tackling the crowds, but overall I have to admit I'm a fan. I am also actually an ex-employee of Mr Phillip Green after fulfilling most Topshop addicts dream of working there whilst at University in Newcastle. All that staff discount and uniform allowance did nothing but reinforce my love for their clothing and the story continues on from there.

Now if you're anything like me, everyday you have a mental list of certain websites you will religiously check. Topshop is on my list. If I like something I pop in into my basket and mull over it for a few days before making a final decision on whether or not to purchase. Today was like every other day however I noticed that my basket was starting to get pretty full. All the S/S '12 pieces are starting to filter through and as I booked a holiday to Thailand the other week I feel I am well and truly ready to commence shopping for my new season wardrobe.

I managed to rattle my basket down to the 8 pieces above which I love. I think they sum up my style quite well too, I'm very much a girly girl and would always rather pull on a skirt than a pair of jeans. What do you think? Do you have any favourite pieces from Topshop at the moment? I would love to know your opinions.

F x

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Yo! Sushi and Glamour Magazine

One thing you will all get to know about me very well over time is my love for food. Being half Italian eating always has been an integral part of my life and Dining Out is, after Shopping, by far one of my favourite past-times. So, when I picked up this months Glamour magazine and spotted a 45% off voucher for Yo! Sushi I was thrilled to say the least.

I love Yo! Sushi. It's so good for an easy, quick, healthy food fix and as I had to catch a train home last night from London that's exactly what I needed. Me and the boy went to his local branch and ate till out hearts content for the mere price of £18. Now, that may seem quite a lot but believe me we ate a hell of a lot of sushi!! 

Unlike many magazine discount vouchers where you tear them out and produce them at the till point for a one time only discount this offer can be used as many times as you like up until the 29th January. All you have to do is register online, log in to access a voucher code number and the present this to the cashier when paying. There are obviously T&Cs like with all offers which include not being able to use the voucher on a Saturday and the discount not applying to any drinks but overall I think it's a pretty good deal.

All you have to do is log on to www.yosushi.com/glamour and away you go! Have you been to Yo! Sushi recently and used this voucher? Or have you dined out with any other good discounts lately? I would love to know :D 

F x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Just a quick Hello

OK, so I have been contemplating over what my first post should be for what feels like months now. To the point where I over-thought the entire situation so have decided to just do a straightforward 'Hello' post. Simple I know, some may say quite boring and unoriginal but I didn't think jumping straight into reviews, hauls and general life posts seemed appropriate.

I have wanted to start a Blog for AGES after religiously following the likes of Vivianna from 'Vivianna Does Makeup' and Suzi from 'Style Suzi'. As a self confessed shopaholic I love the blogging community and wanted to get in on the action myself. I am not going to claim to be any sort of expert other than being a professional shopper in my spare time, but believe me I would give Rebecca Bloomwood a run for her money!

I would love any feedback or comments that you have and I will take them all on board (unless it is something unnecessarily negative or bitchy!). To find out more about me and other Blogs that I love then check out the 'About' and 'Vivace Loves Blogs' pages up above. O, and don't forget to spread the Love.

F x